Helen Gutierrez (1930-1995?)

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Helen Gutierrez (1930-1995?) signatureHelen Gutierrez San Ildefonso Pueblo, Helen Gutierrez is from a famous family of artist. Her brother, Gilbert Atencio, was one of the most honored painters. Helen's painting on pottery is exceptional. Helen is the granddaughter of Nicolassa Peña Montoya and Juan Cruz Montoya; daughter of Isabel M. Montoya Atencio and Benjamin Atencio; niece of Rayita Montoya, Santana Montoya, Afedo Montoya; sister of Gilbert Atencio, Tony Atencio, Pat Atencio, Angelita Atencio Sanchez; wife of Frankie Gutierrez; mother of Frank Gutierrez, Jr, Geraldine Gutierrez, Carol Gutierrez, George Gutierrez, Rose Gutierrez and Kathy Naranjo Gutierrez. Helen learned her pottery making from her mother Isabel.

Reference: Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

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